Airchecks from KFAT 94.5 FM, Gilroy, California. KFAT was on the air from 1975 until January 17, 1983. The station was co-founded by Laura Ellen Hopper (1950–2007) and Jeremy Lansman. More here https://archive.org/details/KFAT94.5 Notes:
- https://archive.org/details/KFAT94.5part2/KFAT_Stream_36.mp3 Laura Ellen talks about KFAT history, how call letters came to be. At 7min20sec, they considered KPIG; FCC rejected call letters KPIG as being "offensive." An unrelated station called KPIG-FM started in Honolulu in 1979.
Splendid compilations. As I only moved to California in 1994, I immediately gravitated to KPIG and had the pleasure of knowing several 'FAT DJ's: Buffalo Bob, Dallas Dobro, Wild Bill and of course, Laura Ellen. KFAT is now a hip-hop station in Anchorage, Alaska...
November 28, 2016 Subject:
I think this is a close to heaven that can be while still on this earth. I discovered Fat Radio shortly after arriving at Ft. Ord near Monterrey CA. when I arrived in July of 1976. Sure wish I could find all the cassette and Real to Real tapes that I made.... Radio as is should be. Give it a listen..